"This is a book about the men of our Navy written by a man who must know as many of them, and know them as well, as anyone who ever wore the Navy's blue. Chaplain Maguire has, as much as any man I have ever known, a talent which is rare — the talent of knowing other men, not superficially or carelessly, or through a veil of personal preconception, but as they are. To the varied, exacting tasks of his profession, he brings deep sympathy for other men and wide tolerance of their human foibles.
I saw those qualities exemplified when Chaplain Maguire served under me when I commanded the Scouting Force of the United States Fleet. I saw it in his day by day contact with the officers and men of the Force, to all of whom— qmite without regard to their religious convictions—he was a truslied friend...."
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